News Brief 10/23/2013, Cheshvan 19, 5774
Porush Defeats Shas in Elad
Lithuanian-Ashkenazi candidate Yisrael Porush was elected to head the city of Elad in Tuesday's elections. Porush defeated Krispel by a margin of over 500 votes, in a city with about 38,000 residents, including Ashkenazi hareidim, Sephardic hareidim, and religious Zionists.
Hundreds of city residents received recorded phone messages during election day from Bayit Yehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett, urging them to vote for Porush.